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16%
16% of PCs block this file from running.

VersionsAdditional versions

5, 7, 9012, 1008 12.00%
5, 7, 8313, 1002 51.27%
5, 7, 7725, 1624 3.64%
5, 7, 7529, 1424 19.27%
5, 7, 7227, 1100 1.09%
5, 6, 5805, 1910 0.36%
5, 5, 5126, 1836 0.36%
5, 5, 4723, 1820 0.36%
5, 4, 4525, 1752 1.09%
5, 2, 4204, 1700 10.55%

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Import table
advapi32.dll
RegCreateKeyW, CryptReleaseContext, CryptDestroyKey, CryptDestroyHash, CryptVerifySignatureW, CryptHashData, CryptCreateHash, CryptAcquireContextW, CryptImportKey, GetSidSubAuthorityCount, GetSidSubAuthority, FreeSid, CheckTokenMembership, AllocateAndInitializeSid, LookupAccountSidW, GetTokenInformation, SetSecurityDescriptorDacl, InitializeSecurityDescriptor, RegNotifyChangeKeyValue, RegEnumValueW, ConvertSidToStringSidW, LookupAccountNameW, CopySid, RegRestoreKeyW, RegSaveKeyW, AdjustTokenPrivileges, LookupPrivilegeValueW, OpenProcessToken, RegQueryValueExW, RegDeleteKeyW, RegDeleteValueW, RegEnumKeyExW, RegCreateKeyExW, RegOpenKeyExW, RegQueryInfoKeyW, RegSetValueExW, RegCloseKey, ConvertStringSecurityDescriptorToSecurityDescriptorW, GetSecurityDescriptorSacl, CryptGetHashParam, SetSecurityInfo, RegFlushKey
crypt32.dll
CryptDecodeObject, CertCloseStore, CertEnumCertificatesInStore, CryptQueryObject, CertNameToStrW, CertFreeCertificateContext, CertDuplicateCertificateContext, CryptUnprotectData
gdi32.dll
OffsetRgn, GetObjectW, DeleteObject, CreateFontIndirectW, GetStockObject, SetBkMode, CreateCompatibleDC, SelectObject, BitBlt, DeleteDC, CreateRoundRectRgn, CreateRectRgn, FrameRgn, CreateSolidBrush, GetTextMetricsW, GetTextExtentExPointW, SetDCPenColor, MoveToEx, LineTo, GetTextExtentPointW, SetTextColor, GetDeviceCaps
iphlpapi.dll
GetIfTable
kernel32.dll
DllMain
ole32.dll
CoTaskMemAlloc, StringFromGUID2, CoCreateInstance, CoRegisterClassObject, CLSIDFromString, CoUninitialize, CoInitialize, CLSIDFromProgID, CoTaskMemRealloc, CoTaskMemFree
psapi.dll
GetModuleFileNameExW
rpcrt4.dll
UuidToStringW, RpcStringFreeW, UuidCreate
setupapi.dll
SetupTermDefaultQueueCallback, SetupIterateCabinetW, SetupInitDefaultQueueCallback, SetupDefaultQueueCallbackW
shell32.dll
Shell_NotifyIconW, ShellExecuteW, SHGetFolderPathW, SHGetSpecialFolderPathW, CommandLineToArgvW, ShellExecuteExW
shlwapi.dll
PathRemoveFileSpecW, PathFindFileNameW, SHDeleteKeyW
user32.dll
FillRect, SetCursor, ScreenToClient, wvsprintfW, GetGUIThreadInfo, CharNextW, AllowSetForegroundWindow, GetDlgCtrlID, EnumChildWindows, InvalidateRect, SetRect, DrawTextW, LoadStringW, GetParent, RealGetWindowClassW, SendMessageW, GetWindowTextW, IsWindow, CallNextHookEx, GetWindowThreadProcessId, SetWindowsHookExW, DestroyIcon, SetMenuItemInfoW, SendMessageTimeoutW, EndPaint, GetSysColorBrush, GetWindowRgn, BeginPaint, GetClientRect, SystemParametersInfoW, PtInRect, GetDC, GetSysColor, UnregisterClassA, CreateDialogIndirectParamW, SetFocus, SetWindowPos, SetWindowRgn, LoadIconW, EnableMenuItem, UnhookWindowsHookEx, CheckMenuItem, TrackPopupMenuEx, GetSubMenu, GetWindowRect, GetCursorPos, DestroyMenu, EnableWindow, RegisterWindowMessageW, EndDialog, IsDlgButtonChecked, LoadBitmapW, ShowWindow, CheckDlgButton, SetWindowTextW, GetDlgItem, PostMessageW, FindWindowW, MsgWaitForMultipleObjects, IsDialogMessageW, PostThreadMessageW, PostQuitMessage, EnumWindows, IsWindowVisible, UnhookWinEvent, SetWinEventHook, GetActiveWindow, DialogBoxIndirectParamW, SetTimer, KillTimer, CreateWindowExW, SetForegroundWindow, DestroyWindow, UnregisterHotKey, DispatchMessageW, TranslateMessage, GetMessageW, SendInput, LoadCursorW, PeekMessageW, RegisterHotKey, GetClassInfoExW, CallWindowProcW, DefWindowProcW, RegisterClassExW, GetWindowLongW, GetDesktopWindow, GetAncestor, SetWindowLongW, LoadMenuIndirectW, GetClassNameW, GetWindowTextLengthW
version.dll
GetFileVersionInfoSizeW, GetFileVersionInfoW, VerQueryValueW
wininet.dll
InternetCrackUrlW, InternetConnectW, HttpSendRequestW, InternetCloseHandle, InternetOpenW, InternetReadFile, HttpQueryInfoW, HttpOpenRequestW
wintrust.dll
WinVerifyTrust
Export table
DllCanUnloadNow
DllGetClassObject
DllRegisterServer
DllRegisterServerInternal
DllUnregisterServer
DllUnregisterServerInternal
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swg.dll

GoogleToolbarNotifier by Google Inc (Signed)

Remove swg.dll
Version:   5, 6, 5805, 1910
MD5:   b7727bdb03ea120a3cda0a1ee1c9d203
SHA1:   f49447644954175fdaf60b1f1737ed1c1f77d8c9

What is swg.dll?

Google Toolbar Notifier is a Windows service that runs in the background to make sure that Google is your default search engine and is automatically installed on your PC when you install many of the Google applications such as the Google Toolbar or Google Chrome. This windows service is simply designed to make sure the default search provider is not changed.

About swg.dll (from Google Inc)

Toolbar Notifier protects your Google search settings and notifies you if a website or program attempts to change your default search settings. Sometimes malware attempts to redirect your searches to

DetailsDetails

File name:swg.dll
Publisher:Google Inc.
Product name:GoogleToolbarNotifier
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\5.7.7227.1100\swg.dll
Original name:GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
File version:5, 6, 5805, 1910
Size:824.05 KB (843,832 bytes)
Build date:10/5/2010 10:12 PM
Certificate
Issued to:Google Inc
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Friday, June 18, 2010
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
.NET CLR:No
More details

BehaviorsBehaviors

Internet Explorer Browser Helper Object
Located in the registry at 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects'
  • BHO CLSID: {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D}

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Microsoft Windows XP 35.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows Vista Home Premium 9.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.50%
Windows 7 Professional 7.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 3.50%
Windows 8 Pro 2.00%
Windows 8 1.00%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 1.00%
Windows 7 Starter 1.00%
Windows 8.1 0.50%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 48.47% of GoogleToolbarNotifier.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 22.52%
Toshiba 13.51%
Hewlett-Packard 13.06%
ASUS 12.61%
Sony 9.01%
Acer 7.21%
Compaq 5.41%
Intel 4.50%
Lenovo 3.60%
Gateway 2.70%
GIGABYTE 1.35%
American Megatrends 1.35%
Sahara 0.90%
Samsung 0.90%
NEC 0.90%
Packard Bell 0.45%
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